February 11th, 2020

New Product: We're Dropping the (Enamel) Pin!

Enamel Pins are the rage everywhere nowadays, from jean jackets to backpacks, it’s a trend that’s here to stay and can be a simple, margin-conscious addition to your brand.
Enamel Pins at Threadbird

Enamel Pins are the rage everywhere nowadays, from jean jackets to backpacks, it’s a trend that’s here to stay and can be a simple, margin-conscious addition to your brand. Pins are easy to produce and have a high-profit margin, so they’re a great tool to bring your average cart value up. They also have a high perceived value - at less than $2 a piece (for quantities of 1,000+) they make great free order add ons or giveaways at your next event.



So, What’s the Low-Down on Pins? 

Two of the most popular enamel pin styles are Soft Enamel and Hard Enamel. Each style has a different outcome. Let’s take a look at the details: 


Soft Enamel Pins

  • Consist of raised edges 
  • Defined edges make the colors pop 
  • Best option for designs with smaller details

Hard Enamel Pins 

  • Smooth to the touch and have an even surface with no ridges
  • Best option for larger, less complicated designs
  • Flat and glossy look


Shapes and Sizes? 

Pins can be made in almost any shape or size. At Threadbird, we offer pins in the most popular sizes: 1”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 1.75”, and 2” sizes. If you’re looking to completely customize the size and shape of your pin, we can create any custom size up to 2 inches. 


Even your most colorful designs can become a pin, with the ability to use up to a max of 7 colors. Designs with 4 colors or less are included in our standard pricing, but don’t let that stop you from getting creative!


Metal Options 

Go one step further and incorporate a complementary metal that fits your design. This effect gives a more dramatic look to the raised metal on soft enamel pins.



Customize the Front and the Back!

Enamel pints are a fully customizable item, which means you can choose the backing and tailor how your finished pins will be presented.

Backing Options 

Every pin needs a backing, and we offer a range of hardware options. For larger pins, you can even add two backings to make sure the weight of the pin doesn’t affect the look once your customers are wearing it. This prevents the dreaded pin spin that leaves your amazing design sitting upside down.


Packaging Options

Present your pin in the most brand-appropriate fashion. Give your finished pin a retail look by adding a personalized custom backing card.

Are your pins a gift? Plastic boxes, or the more budget-friendly option of velour bags, can present your pin in a gift-worthy setting.



Check out our in-depth Enamel Pin PDF that contains all the options we have available. Choose your artwork, then pick out the size, colors, backing, and finishings. Send the artwork our way, and we’ll take care of the rest. Turnaround time on pins is typically 15 business days with an additional 3 days for shipping. 


If you’re looking to get a quote on pins check out the PDF here or if you’re ready to stick an order to us, send an email to [email protected].

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